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Erasmus names exciting Bok training squad

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named an exciting squad of 35 players for the team’s first official training camp of the season, which starts in Pretoria on Monday where the focus will be on the opening...

Eddie Jones names 35 man Japan training squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan Rugby Football Union (Chairman: Tsuchida Masato, Minato-ku, Tokyo) is pleased to announce the 35 players of the Japan national team who will be taking part in Team Miyazaki's Training Camp to...

Blues' bid to bring back Barrett denied by Super Rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues have failed in their bid to rush back Beauden Barrett for the Super Rugby play-offs after the All Blacks playmaker was ruled ineligible for next month's knockout phase. The 123-Test veteran...

Official Review: Japan Rugby League One 2023-24

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – And then there were four Times, dates, teams, and draw are confirmed for the semi-finals of Japan Rugby League One after the weekend’s final round of the regular season. The...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round 15 Review

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – More Fuchu ‘fun’ to come Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath can’t get enough of each other.Well, that’s how it might seem to outsiders...

Japan Rugby League One Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – The Fuchu Wars: Episode II Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath might both have qualified for next month’s Japan RugbyLeague One semi-finals, but don’t...

Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club said Tuesday, reuniting him with Steve Hansen and joined by Rugby League star Joseph Manu. Foster has not...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Toshiba the brave A missed conversion in the 86th minute by flyhalf Bryn Gatland has left Kobelco Kobe Steelers’ playoffs hopes hanging by a thread, while confirming Toshiba...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Thirteen Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – It’s ‘squeaky bum’ time for Kobe It’s come down to this.Win four games back-to-back or the season’s revival is going to fall short.That is the assignment...